Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

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    About the DNRC

    Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s mission is to help ensure that Montana’s land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations.
    Administrative Rules

    A complete set of administrative rules for DNRC can be found on the Secretary of State’s Website.
    Department Organization

    The director of the DNRC is John Tubbs.

    As shown in the organization chart, nine boards and commissions are attached to the department. Six of them—the Board of Land Commissioners, Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, Board of Water Well Contractors, Flathead Basin Commission, and Montana Grass Conservation Commission—have decision-making authority. The other three—the Resource Conservation Advisory Council, Rangeland Resources Committee, and Drought Advisory Committee—act in an advisory capacity only.

    The department is organized into seven divisions:

    Director’s Office
    Conservation and Resource Development
    Oil and Gas Conservation
    Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission
    Trust Land Management
    Water Resources

    Two of the divisions—the Oil and Gas Conservation Division and the Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission—are attached to the department for administrative purposes only.

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